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Bearing Types


Industrial bearings suppliers provide a wide variety of bearing types and designs built by manufacturers from all over the world. Here we take a quick look at just a few of the bearings types and their applications.

Cylindrical Roller Bearings

With a higher radial load carrying capacity than other bearing types, the single cylindrical roller bearing is useful for a wide variety of industrial applications, while the double-row bearing is often used for precision machine tools. Both types of cylindrical roller bearings also boast a high speed capability and usually come with options for the flange configuration.

Double-row cylindrical roller bearings also have a higher level of radial rigidity, with either the inner or outer rings featuring two ribs and the other ring just one, which enables them to handle heavier axial loads a single direction.

Linear Bearings

The linear motion mechanism often referred to as a ball bushing takes advantage of the rotating or rolling movement of the ball elements to create a smooth linear motion. The design of the linear bearings includes a cylindrical outer housing with a ball within that directs the rotational motion of the ball elements. The slide bushing can be adapted for use in many different applications because the linear motion is essentially a very simple mechanism. They are also compatible with many different types of shaft and are used in a wide variety of industrial sectors.

There are many designs of linear bearings made by high quality manufacturers available from specialist suppliers. AMT linear bearings distributors like YB Components supply a variety of AMT models for example, such as MSB15SSSFCN, MSA30ESSFCN, MSA15ESSFCN and many more.

Deep Groove Ball Bearings

A popular type of bearing is the deep groove bearing which can be employed in many different operations including both simple and complex applications and while not requiring a lot of maintenance. They are most often used as a single row variety of deep groove ball bearing, though they are available in other designs, sizes and styles.

They are a versatile and robust design suitable for operating conditions that involve high speeds. The conformity of the deep grooves and the ball elements help these bearing handle axial loads, even at very high speeds.

Taper Roller Bearings

Taper roller bearings are specialist bearings that use conical rollers guided by a reverse-facing rib located on the cone. Their design allows them to handle high radial and axial loads in a single direction.

Bearings of this type are often used in automobile wheel bearings as they can cope with both large radial and axial forces at the same time. Tapered roller bearings are often used for vehicles as they are suitable for heavy duty applications while enabling moderate speed.

If you require any industrial bearings such as the MSB15SSSFCN, MSA30ESSFCN and MSA15ESSFCN models mentioned above or any other bearing type available through industrial bearings suppliers, then contact YB Components who are the UK’s leading AMT linear bearings distributors.